A firestorm of controversy preceded the release of the report of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) on the IRS’s handling of the applications for…Continue
Good morning Fair Tax friends!
Added by Marilyn Rickert on March 24, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
Dear fellow FairTaxers,
Our founding fathers instinctively knew the evils of an income tax. They knew from history how such a system could easily be manipulated to pit one group against another.
More importantly, they knew how an income tax could infringe on individual freedom. Freedom was the most important element in our country's founding. So, they prohibited an income tax in our constitution.
But, after several attempts in the late 1800s by politicians who…Continue
Added by Dusty Rhodes on March 20, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments
If you are like most folks, on February 3, 2013, you were glued to your TV set, watching a great Super Bowl. Parties with friends, and rivals, across the land celebrated the game, whether your team won or lost. And this was a good thing, because, if not for the Super Bowl, February 3, 2013 would have been a sad day indeed!!
It was the One Hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment, which allowed the first constitutional income tax in our Nation’s…Continue
Can anyone point me to postings focused on implementing the Fair tax? It seems to me there are numerous logistical issues. For instance:
1. The federal sales tax is collected at the point of sale, the tax collected is forwarded to the state for subsequent transfer to the treasury, is that correct? If so what about states that currently have no sales tax collection procedures? How long and at what cost will it take for these states to design and implement the required software?…Continue
Added by robert smith on February 28, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments
The mortgage tax relief is mainly the advantage offered to mortgage holders, who have been making payments on the mortgage interest. The relief offered is mainly on the basis of the interest paid by the homeowner. The relief is offered almost on every type of mortgage starting from the mortgage on a new home, mortgage taken out for home improvements, mortgage taken…Continue
I heard a recent comment on a podcast by Joel Osteen that I feel is so pertinent. He stated: "Life is not fair, but God is fair."
I am convinced that God has brought the Fair Tax movement to provide the solution to our country's desperate financial crisis. We all need to pray "big" for such a big solution. Remember God can move mountains and this is exactly what this country needs right now.
Go Fair Tax!!
Added by Kenneth E Smith, MD on February 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This is an open letter to a new generation of founding fathers who I hope will stand up and “pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to the cause of a restored Republic of the United States of America. I am asking for leaders to lead; people with wealth, name recognition, and the trust of We the People to lead us into a revival of the liberty once known by citizens of America. It is time for a political party to represent…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on February 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Free Market Misunderstood
Free Market or Crony Capitalism? Most people think of these two terms as the same thing when they are as different as night and day. For 150 years our great nation prospered under the free market system and became the largest economy in world history. Doing more good for more people and creating more wealth than mankind has ever seen. The last hundred years is where the real mess began. Under the guise of helping or saving us our glorious government has made a…
By Dan Pilla
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 is yet another major tax reform bill that doesn’t really do much to reform taxes. True, some of the key provisions of the Bush-era tax cuts are now permanent (to the extent that any tax provision is ever permanent today). However, the Act still leaves in place far too many temporary provisions. These have…Continue
Added by Dan Pilla on February 20, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments
AMT “INDEXING” IS NOW PERMANENT
No More Annual Scramble for a “Patch”
by Daniel J. Pilla
One of the maddening things about tax policy in the past eleven years was Congress’s unwillingness to permanently index the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) exemption levels to inflation. For more than a decade, Congress merely passed an annual last minute “patch,” which simply extended the temporary rules for…Continue
Added by Dan Pilla on February 18, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Added by Marilyn Rickert on January 31, 2013 at 9:42pm — No Comments
The only time the cost of a tax can not be passed on, is when the cost of the tax along with the other costs of production, prices a product out of competition with imports.
Our present system of taxing cascades at each step of production, burdening domestic products with more cost that imports don't have to contend with. The United Sates is currently the only one of the 30 OECD member…
Romney's Gross Income was 13.7M and his bottom line liability from line 61, form 1040 = 1.5M for a 10.9% effective rate under the current system. This is a simplistic way of looking at effective taxes which combines earned and unearned income taxes, thereby taking us out of the “Warren Buffett” discussion.
The Romneys famously gave 30% of their income to charity last year which would have left 9.6M to spend. Assume they put another 30% into savings and investments, net…
Added by Dave Boone on October 21, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments
We have lots of new members! YAY! I'm thinking it would be a good idea to have a webinar or conference call to help everyone learn how to get the most from FairTaxNation.com.
Added by Larry Walters on September 10, 2012 at 10:37pm — No Comments
While covering the RNC 2012 Convention in Tampa, FL, I met a great group of FairTax supporters and activists at an area Unity Rally. Left to right the names are: Ron Maiellaro, Nick Rudelic, Pam Reid, Pete Petzold, Elaine Maiellaro, Pete Adams, Barb Rudelic, Marco Bilante, Ray Budd, Donna Paget, Pat Gianinni, Rudy Treml and Jim Reid. Not in the photo but in attendance are Bob & Carol Mathews and Larry Walters.…Continue
Added by Dr. Bill Smith / Ozark Guru on September 3, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Many years ago I tried getting involved in The Fair Tax movement. I will not say what state, but I tried calling various leaders in various positions. I heard finger pointing, nervous cackling, Gabby Hayes doing his indignant rant from Blazing Saddles. One lady went to tears blubbering I can not find anybody. Sounded like Lucille Ball's early sitcoms. There were no John Waynes. There were no Winston Churchills.
So flaw # 1 in the movement - Leadership or lack of.
One of the most useful quotations that I have used effectively over my 76 years is; "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig."
I have occasionally found myself doing exactly that, as have several of the nice folks responding to Henry. Heck, for whatever reason, he opposes the Fair Tax. I guess he just enjoys annoying people - but that is all he seems to be accomplishing here.
I love the snide post cards, and will certainly…Continue
One way is to contact everyone in your e-mail address book asking them to check out your facebook page after you have posted the FairTax video "Let's Fire up Our Economic Engine" on there: http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer
Added by Bill Matthews on August 17, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments